04/13/2015 11:08 EDT | Updated 02/27/2017 04:11 EST

Head-To-Toe Floral Is Our Spring Uniform

Though floral always seems to be "in," the blooming print is reborn practically every spring on the runways. This season, it’s popping up as a bright and wonderfully feminine print, with designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors pushing the print from head-to-toe. We're ready to live in an all-floral uniform as sunnier skies arrive.

But this vivid print can be decidedly hard to wear full-body without looking like a busy hotel curtain. We partnered with Nordstrom to round up some ladies who nail head-to-toe floral, making it look chic, effortless and season-perfect. On these women, floral is definitely not your grandma’s print. Better take notes.

  • Kristin Clark /
    This bold print is gorgeous, but it could easily overwhelm a figure without some levity in the mix. Breaking things up with a simple knit makes the look work.
  • Zina Charkoplia /
    It’s a simple but smart trick for mixing patterns: find similar-sized prints in different but complementary colors. The black band on the pant also helps the prints stand on their own (a belt would be an easy substitute).
  • Diya Liu /
    This floral mix-and-match makes us do a double take. The dress and sweater aren’t the same pattern, but they’re awfully close, making for a put-together look that says something unique in a subtle way.
  • Zina Charkoptia /
    Breaking up a super busy print with a little skin is a good move. Some leg action and a pair of oxfords make this outfit feel like a spring mini dress' fun, tomboy cousin.
  • Grasie Mercedes /
    Balancing a traditional-looking print with a modern, structured shoe brings this floral set into the present.
  • Julia Lundin /
    This lovely look works because the mixed prints have a strikingly similar vibe: breezy, bright and brought to life by the way the fabric drapes.
  • Stella Eneanya /
    A patterned pant set is tricky to pull off. This execution is stunning, because the pattern is balanced in color, fits well, and is paired with neutral accessories.
  • Tiffany Borland /
    Talking patterned sets, we’d be remiss to not acknowledge crop looks àla Taylor. (Even Chanel is doing it!) They’re trendy and demure at once.
  • Daniel Nguyen /
    The now classic slice of upper abs breaks up bold pattern in a way that makes a set like this feel edgy rather than out of control.
  • Jenny Wu /
    But ultimately, this might be our favorite. Jumpsuits: a lazy girl’s answer to head-to-toe floral.


We're excited to try out these fashion-forward takes on floral. Nordstrom Chinook Centre is gearing up for spring 2015 with a spotlight on fresh trends like this one -- check out what they're excited about, from petaled prints to strappy sandals, @nordstromyyc.